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Grain Preferences
This setup area allows configuring various defaults and settings to customize the program to the company’s preferences. Edit configurations at Setup / Preferences . General Scale Tickets – The last report number and posting d...
Grain Freight
Overview Adding Grain Freight charges on multiple Grain documents and reconciling using the Reconcile Grain Freight utility. Setup Add Freight on Scale Tickets At  Grain / Operations / Scale Tickets , add or edit a Scale Ticket.  Dou...
Commodity Setup
Information for each type of commodity being purchased, sold, and/or stored is entered here. This information is used throughout the Agvance Grain program as Scale Tickets are entered, commodities are received, and grain is shipped. Commodity specif...
Dock Tables
Similar to shrink tables, dock tables affect the quantity of a commodity being processed when its physical attribute requires dockage. Dock tables are setup for a specific grade factor and commodity combination. Common dock tables may be included fo...
Grade Factors
Grade Factors are used to identify attributes of the commodity. They are used in the setup of Premium/Discount to affect the price transacted on a commodity. Additionally, they are used to create Shrink and Dock Tables, which control quantity of t...
Premium / Discount Tables
Similar to Shrink tables (which affect units), the Premium/Discount tables affect dollar values instead – either positively or negatively. In the Premium/Discount table, conditions are established to calculate whether a commodity receive...
Eleview Export/Import
Overview The Eleview Export and Import feature generates a file which is saved to a designated folder and can be sent to Eleview for review. The file will be processed, and a results file will be created showing all the records sent as well as any ...
Settlement Deductions
A Settlement Deduction is an adjustment reflected as a monetary deduction or addition on the Settlement paid to a customer. These are applied after priced adjustments are made. Common examples of Settlement Deductions are commodity assessments or &...
Shrink Tables
When physical attributes such as moisture affect the quantity of product being processed, a Shrink table is needed. Shrink tables are set up for a specific Grade Factor and Commodity combination. Common Shrink tables may include moisture, damage, a...
Storage and Service Schedules
Storage and Service Schedules may be applied to Assemblies and Settlements. The schedules can be set up with the initial charges and/or daily rate charges. Storage and Service Charge Schedule Setup Charge ID – Enter a code to identify ...
Post Grain Handling Shrink Process
Posts handling shrink units by DPR commodity / location. Navigate to Grain / Operations / Post Grain Handling Shrink . Note: Upon opening Post Grain Handling Shrink, information loads for each Commodity , Location , Shrink Type , and approve...
Question Mark Beside Information in Grain
Issue Why is the question mark behind some information in Agvance?  Answer By clicking on the question mark you can view more information about the item in the field. The areas in Grain that have the question mark available are: Purchase Con...
Grain Divisors
Issue When setting up products such as corn, soybeans, wheat, and milo, what are the units of measure? Answer All grains will be set up in hundredweights or bushels (cwt or bu). If using hundredweights, there are always 100 lbs/cwt. If entering ...
Running Grain Ledger Setup Report String or Binary Data Would Be Truncated
Issue Received error message ‘String or binary data would be truncated’ while trying to run a Grain Ledger Setup Report. Answer A Grain Ledger Account has a schedule applied to it that is longer than 6 characters. Remove the extra cha...
Current Market Valuation Report Not Reflecting Shipment/Settlement Adjustments
Issue Current Market Valuation Report not reflecting Shipment/Settlement adjustments. Answer The Current Market Valuation report may appear to be off by the amount of units that are found on the shipment settlements. The adjusting amounts do not ...
Grain Unpriced Assembly
Issue When running the Grain Inventory report, it is showing out of balance on the first page by the amount of the unpriced assembly units. Answer When converting to a build after 6.0.17090 for the first time, set up will need to be completed for...
Path/File Access Error on North Dakota Lien Holder Import
Issue When trying to import the North Dakota Lein Holder Import, a Path File/Access error occurs. Answer In the data folder, delete the file  AgvNDLienImp.xx . The extension will vary because it is user-based.
Debugging SSI Scale Interface
Issue This covers debugging the SSI Scale Interface. Answer When the scale has been connected to the computer running the Agvance Scale Interface, a representative from the scale company should be able to fill out the fields within the outlined a...
Purchase Offer Contracts
Overview To help track producer grain offers for future delivery, a Purchase Offer Contract transaction has been added to the Grain 5.0 module that enables users to document their producer offers to sell grain. Users will be able to enter and print...
Recalculating Scale Tickets
Overview How do I recalculate premium/discounts on scale tickets? Setup When a premium/discount table that has been applied to an assembly sheet has been modified or changed, this process should be used to reflect the modifications or changes on ...
Grain Profit and Loss by Store Purchases
Overview An explanation of grain profit and loss by store purchases. Setup Beginning Inventory Column – Preliminary and Final Profit and Loss Dollars Beginning of Year Inventory value found under Grain Ledger Accounts / Grain Units tab...
Grain Profit and Loss by Store Receipts
The following is an overview of grain profit and loss by store receipts. Setup Beginning Inventory Column – Preliminary and Final Profit and Loss Dollars   Beginning of Year Inventory value found under Grain Ledger Accounts / Grain...
Leased or Condo Storage for Grain
Issue Leased or condo storage is an arrangement between a facility and its investors (typically farmers) to store a guaranteed specific amount of grain at a reduced monthly or annual fee.  It is important to keep track of these units and how m...
Invalid Weight Log
Issue What is the Invalid Weight Log?  Answer The Invalid Weight Log is a file created from the Grain Scale interface that stores all invalid weights captured while in the unmanned mode. When the  Enable unmanned outbound scale  o...
ExamHand Interface User Document
This interface is designed to export data in a format compatible with ExamHand auditing software that is used by several states’ warehouse examiners. As of early 2013, the following states’ auditors are using this software: CO, IL, IN, O...
DTN Import of Contracts
DTN Contracts may be imported into the Agvance Grain module. DTN To import DTN contracts into Agvance Grain, the company must establish an External Account. Enter the Agvance customer ID value in the new external account displayed for each DTN cus...
Multi-Line Display - Hyperion Message Board
This information is for STLM Grain users who also utilize RFID and want to provide more robust information to their customers as they arrive at the scale.  This message board will display up to 14 lines of data, including up to 5 customer split...
Update In-Transit Shipments Utility
The In-Transit Shipment utility is a method to mass enter an In-Transit price for shipments that are In-Transit, without the need to edit every shipment. The process will update the In-Transit price on the shipment so that when running the In-Transi...
Futures Month Pricing Import Criteria
Import a TSV file at Grain / Setup / Futures Month/Pricing .  The following criteria must be followed: Commodity – This IS required. The Commodity must be active in the database. Location – The Location IS NOT required. T...